Proverbs 17:26

“Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Also to punish the iust is not good, nor to strike princes for equitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is also not good to fine the righteous, {Nor} to strike the noble for {their} uprightness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also to punish the righteous is not good, `Nor' to smite the noble for `their' uprightness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To give punishment to the upright is not good, or to give blows to the noble for their righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness.
- Darby Bible

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
- Webster's Bible

Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
- World English Bible

Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

To punish also the righteous is not good, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:26


17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.


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